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I thought it might be a good idea to use my two accounts in a smarter way than i'm doing now. I thought maybe i should have one for english interactions and one for french.

As you might have understood now, this one is planned to be the english one.

Then again i'm not even sure i have enough english interactions to need an account JUST for that...

Anyway if you want to see french me it's here : @Jared

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Hello to everyone who recently joined Mastodon. Here's ONE thing i need you to know : it's not a retoot : it's a boost.

(oh and you're not toots you're Mastonauts)

Toot safe !

People who recently followed me here : didn't you see that i moved to @Jared ?! :akaShrug:

Orange is the New Black season 6 finale (🇨🇵) 

Wow. Quelle claque. Quel superbe final. Presque un happy end dans cet univers si profondément injuste. Presque. Évidemment. Parce que l'injustice pour Taystee. Parce que l'injustice, cruelle car on lui croyait un avenir plus radieux, pour Blanca.

Et en même temps la fin de cette guerre stupide entre les blocs C et D avec la disparition des deux leadeuses et sœurs ennemies. Alex Vause qui ne sera, à priori, pas dans la merde donc. Et qui pourra retrouver Piper ? La libération de Piper, du coup, évidemment. La joie simple d'un match de kickball, comme un écho de la scène de baignade collective en fin de saison 3...

En espérant que les choses ne tournent pas à nouveau encore plus mal. Que la 7ème et ultime saison soit une bouffée d'espoir et non une pelletée de plus pour définitivement nous enterrer.

#SériesTV #OINTB #OrangeIsTheNewBlack #Netflix

I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration

The Times today is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure

Pretty interesting paper.

nytimes.com/2018/09/05/opinion

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Day 1 Mastodon user: lol what’s an instance
Day 3 Mastodon user: listen up fuckers, CW your instance drama toots or my admin will defederate you

Mastodon question: If I am pushing content from another source (Twitter, RSS, kettle), how can I add a CW? Is there a character string I stuff into the text stream?

me: I like to see things in entirely new ways!

but then later:

I have been notified by an Admin here that they are getting 60 reports a day about my account. As far as I can tell, I'm not breaking any rules, and I've done my best to be a good person here. But this admin is going to suspend my account.

It's the Admin's instance, so I fully support their choice to eliminate a source of frustration, but something to consider: a person who is doing nothing wrong can be run off one instance by a mob from another instance. That seems ... not cool. 1/x

But it's been made very, very clear to me that I am not welcome in the Fediverse, and I hear you. I hoped to find an alternative to the birdsite where I could find the same fun community that existed over there in the beginning, and it's clear to me that I won't be finding that. Before I leave, I want to just make something very clear, because I've spent most of my life being yelled at by people who don't know me at all, and I want the record to be clear. 2/x

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During GamerGate, I was dogpiled and mobbed and brigaded and attacked by thousands of accounts. I started using a blocklist that was supposed to help stop that. I did not know that the blocklist I signed up for also had a lot of trans women on it. When I found out, I did everything I could to remove those women from the list I shared. When there were still innocents on the list, I stopped sharing the list entirely. Despite this, a mob has decided that I'm anti-trans. 3/x

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This lie that I am anti-trans, or anti-LGBQ, is deeply hurtful to me (I know it's nothing like the pain LGBTQ people deal with every day, as they simply try to *exist* in a world that treats them so badly, but it is still hurtful in its own way to me). I just want to make it extremely clear: that is a lie, and the people spreading it are misinformed.

So I'm leaving the Fediverse, which has treated me with more cruelty, vitriol, hatred, and contempt than than anyone on the birdsite ever did. 4/x

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I know that I'm well-off, well-known, and as a CIS white hetro dude in America, I live life on the lowest difficulty setting. I know that I have very little to complain about.
But I still have feelings, and I really do care about the world and the people in it. What I see is a lot of anger and cruelty directed at the IDEA of me, from people who I just hope don't realize that it really does hurt me, in my heart, to be accused of being someone I am not, and to be the target of a hateful mob. 5/x

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Anyway, take your victory lap and collect your prizes. You've made it clear that I'm not welcome here, and even though I disagree with the action this Admin is taking (banning me when I didn't break any rules doesn't seem right), I respect and support the Admin's decision to run their instance the way they see fit.

Please do your very best to be kind to each other. The world is a terrible place right now, and that's largely because it is what we make it.

Bye.

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I'm in Space!

A generalist Mastodon instance with a nice domain name. Running on Glitch Social's fork with a custom theme!